Rumors have been swirling around for weeks that Rockstar Games was working on remastering GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas. Rockstar has officially announced they will be coming later this year.
It’s called GTA The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition, and it comes with updated and improved versions of the three games mentioned above. The bundle will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC through the Rockstar Games Launcher. A mobile edition of the bundle for iOS and Android will arrive in the first half of 2022. Rockstar did not release the price of the bundle.
According to Rockstar, the game features, “across-the-board upgrades including graphical improvements and modern gameplay enhancements for all three titles, while still maintaining the classic look and feel of the originals.”
More details on the trilogy package will be given in the following weeks. Rockstar has released a teaser trailer, but it’s extremely short and doesn’t show much of anything.
Rockstar also revealed they will be removing the existing versions of GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas from digital store fronts beginning next week.
Additionally, they announced they will be celebrating GTA III’s 20th anniversary with a “cavalcade of gear” to collect in GTA Online through events starting this fall. This includes “commemorative clothing and liveries.”
This announcement is no surprise. The game was leaked on a Korean rating board last week and was reported on by various press companies. It was also spotted in the Rockstar Games Launcher after a recent update. If this remastered collection does well, Rockstar would consider remastering Red Dead Redemption, a report stated.